I have been reading an article about the controversy at Northwest Nazarene over the dismissal of Prof. Oord.
The author, Karl Giberson, writes:
“Oord, however, was controversial. He strongly supported evolution and had long been a target of creationists in the denomination. He embraced “open theism,” the view that God does not know the future but responds in love—rather than coercive control—to events as they occur, rather than foreordaining everything. Fundamentalist critics called him a heretic and had been vying for his termination for years.”
As much as I respect Oord’s pro-evolution stance, I’m more than a little surprised that he thought he could REMOVE God’s omniscience from his personal Biblical scenario and think it would make his arguments MORE persuasive.
@Jonathan_Burke, what are YOUR thoughts about Oord’s Open Theism?
(Below is the link to the original article from 2015)